Something for Everyone
Visitors will walk the land of OUR ancestors and be immersed in an authentic Patawomeck Village. Experience OUR culture and discover how to start fire with a bow drill, grind corn, prepare and cook food.
School. Bring your students to the Museum for a fun learning experience. Explore and discover the rich history and culture of Stafford's FIRST people.
Homeschool. Homeschool Groups will enjoy the fun learning experience with a minimum of 10 students required.
Groups. The Museum is perfect for groups of all ages! From experiencing an immersive-based Living History Village to viewing ancient artifacts, everyone will experience something to remember!
Field Trip Requests
Ready for your field trip to the Patawomeck Museum and Cultural Center?
Follow these suggestions to ensure the best trip possible.
Submit a request using the online Field Trip Request Form (School, Homeschool, or Group).
A Field Trip Request Form is required. You will receive notification confirming your field trip has been booked.
Our Field Trip Planning Guide has everything you need to plan.
Our Teacher Checklist may also be helpful.
Patawomeck Museum Field Trip Planning Guide
Field Trip Teacher Checklist
Field Trip Policies
In order to have the best trip possible, review our Field Trip Policies.
Reservation Policy: Reservations must be made at least two (2) weeks in advance of visit date and are subject to availability. A completed Field Trip Request Form is NOT confirmation of your reservation. A confirmation email will be sent to the teacher (contact person listed on the request form). If you do not receive a confirmation email after two weeks, please contact us at 540-225-3900 or email at email@example.com.
Chaperone Policy: All children (under the age of 18) must be accompanied by an adult chaperone. We require a minimum of one (1) adult chaperone for every five (5) children. Students must be within eyesight of their teacher or chaperone at all times. Chaperones are responsible for the behavior of the students in their group. Please monitor students closely while in the Museum, Tribal Store, Multimedia Center, or Living History Village.
Payment Policy: Payment should be made one week prior to your visit. Please note that only one form of payment is accepted per reservation. We accept checks (delivered to: Patawomeck Museum and Cultural Center c/o Accounting Department, 638 Kings Highway, Fredericksburg, Virginia, 22405), and major credit cards (Call 540-225-3900 or pay online). If you have any questions, please call us or email Any additional adults that are not included on the confirmation letter will be required to pay before the tour begins, but they will be able to pay based on the school rate for the admission price.
Final Counts/Cancellation Policy: Please confirm your final count a week prior to your visit. If you have to cancel your visit, we ask that you notify us within 48 business hours of your visit. Visits canceled will receive a refund.
Considerations & Tips for Success
Consider accesssibility concerns. The Museums entrances and restrooms are fully accessible.
Plan for lunch. Brown bag lunches may be eaten outside in the designated area. We do not offer storage or eating facilities for brown bag lunches inside the Museum. All food and drinks must be in sealed containers if being brought into the Museum.
Review the Plan A Visit page for additional information and tips.
Be sure to bring a copy of your email confirmation. Once the Field Trip Request Form has been submitted, a confirmation will be sent to the teacher (contact person listed on the request form). Please note that your Field Trip will be scheduled based on availability while trying to honor your three requested dates. If you do not receive a confirmation email after two weeks, please contact us at 540-225-3900 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please confirm the number of students and chaperones prior to your visit. Changes can be made up to one (1) week prior to the date of your visit. You will be charged based on the number confirmed.
Payment should be made one week prior to your visit. Please note that only one form of payment is accepted per reservation. We accept checks (delivered to: Patawomeck Museum and Cultural Center c/o Accounting Department, 638 Kings Highway, Fredericksburg, Virginia, 22405), and major credit cards (Call 540-225-3900 or pay online). If you have any questions, please call us or email.
Provide directions to the Patawomeck Museum and Cultural Center to your drivers.
Day Of Your Visit
Consider the following tips when visiting the Museum to ensure the best experience possible.